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Hey guys. Im going to be gaming and browsing the internet on my new PC. Should i upgrade my RAM? I've got 4gb 1600 Mhz at the moment. Here's my system:


CUP cooler : Scythe Schuriken
Case : NZXT hush
Current RAM : 4gb DDR 1600 Mhz
SSD : 60gb SSD corsair 285/275 r/w
Hard disk : 1000GB Sata 3 ( 1 x 1000gb)
Motherboard : P67A – UD4 SLI
Electricity : 700W Corsair
Proccesor : i5 – 2500k
Graphic Card : 536MB DDR5 GTX580, NVIDIA GEFORCE, 2xDVI, 1xHDMI
post #2 of 6
4GB is plenty for gaming right now. I am only using 4gigs with no page file and I am never hitting the ~3.8gb area.
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Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip View Post
4GB is plenty for gaming right now. I am only using 4gigs with no page file and I am never hitting the ~3.8gb area.
I have no idea what that means but okay. If it will be needed, is it easy to replace if you buy the new part yourself?
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Originally Posted by PeeHunter View Post
I have no idea what that means but okay. If it will be needed, is it easy to replace if you buy the new part yourself?
The page file is virtual ram. It is a file that is placed on your hard drive that is mainly used when you run out of physical ram. Basically, if you run out of physical ram and you have no page file, you can blue screen, crash, or get errors. So what I'm saying is, no, you do not NEED more ram. If you want more that is your choice.

And yes, it is one of the easiest hardware upgrade you can do.
Edited by UsedPaperclip - 5/26/11 at 5:25am
post #5 of 6
Like office supply said, for your needs 4gb is fine. Having too little ram will certainly slow you down, but beyond a certain point it won't help much and it just happens that point is right around 4 gigs.

RAM is a very simple part to change out; there are clips at each end that hold each stick of ram in place. The hardest part is making sure you have them turned the right way (They won't go in if you don't.)
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2600k Maximus V Formula EVGA GTX 670 Kingston something 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 4 ~ 4 terabytes across 3 drives, not in RAID. 2 ... Water cooled, aquaero 5 LT controller/temp monitor Win7 x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 23.3", 1920x1080 Acer 19", 1440x900 CM Storm Quickfire 700W Cooler Master Silent Pro 
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NXZT Switch 810 Logitech G9X Yup.  E-MU 1820m running into a Pyle 120wx2 amp, driv... 
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cool thanks lads
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